FundamentalVR brings surgical training platform to standalone headsets

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The surgical training simulations of FundamentalVR are accredited for professional development by the likes of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Quick read

➨ FundamentalVR has upgraded its HapticVR-enhanced surgical training platform with @HomeVR
➨ @HomeVR will be available on headsets such as the Oculus Quest
➨ A single user login ensures a ubiquitous experience with the same high-fidelity graphics, education content, and data tracking capabilities across each modality

The story

Accredited educational simulations for medical professionals from London- and Boston-based FundamentalVR are coming to standalone VR headsets for the first time.

FundamentalVR, whose surgical training simulations are accredited for professional development by the likes of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, has upgraded its Fundamental Surgery platform with @HomeVR, which will be available on headsets such as the Oculus Quest. 

@HomeVR complements HapticVR, which enhances the Fundamental Surgery VR learning platform by enabling surgeons to experience the same sights, sounds and feelings they would in a real procedure using haptic feedback.

Utilising PCs/laptops, a VR headset and haptic arms, the platform enables surgeons to hone and rehearse skills in a safe and measurable environment.

@HomeVR in action
@HomeVR: A single user login ensures a ubiquitous experience with the same high-fidelity graphics, education content, and data tracking capabilities

@HomeVR builds on this platform to provide a flexible and cost-effective learning solution.

A single user login ensures a ubiquitous experience with the same high-fidelity graphics, education content, and data tracking capabilities across each modality.

According to FundamentalVR, @HomeVR combines ‘cutaneous’ (tactile vibration) and ‘kinesthetics’ (force feedback and position) haptic technologies in a single platform, which is optimised for different stages of the learning process.

Richard Vincent, chief executive officer and co-founder of FundamentalVR, explained the aims behind the release of @HomeVR: “Leveraging low-cost hardware, our multimodal platform allows medical institutions to take advantage of the proven benefits of surgical simulations at scale, and in ways that ensure the consistency of training delivery, and effectiveness of their curriculums.”

“The @HomeVR modality provides a highly mobile and cost-effective way to acquire the knowledge and understanding of the technical skills required to carry out surgical procedures. The HapticVR modality helps students apply and deepen this knowledge while becoming proficient in the skills required to carry out the procedures.”

“Together, they provide a more powerful education platform. No other software platform can do both nor have received CME or CPD accreditation from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons of England.”

Images: FundamentalVR